Matthias Bastigkeit

Profession: Medical journalist

Wenn ich nicht rede, schreibe ich - wenn ich nicht schreibe, rede ich. Als Dozent für Pharmakologie bin ich für schulische und Universitäre Bildungsträger tätig und lehre die Fächer Pharmakologie, Toxikologie, Suchtmedizin, Notfallmedizin und Kommunikation. Für die Pharmaindustrie sowie Ärzte- und Apothekerkammern führe ich Seminare zu diversen pharmakologischen Themen durch.
Aus meiner Feder stammen weit über 1000 Artikel und 12 Fachbücher. Ich bin u.a. Ressortleiter der Fachzeitschrift Rettungsdienst, Mitarbeiter vom REPORT NATURHEILKUNDE, der Plattform und war Chefredakteur der Zeitschrift GERIATRIE-REPORT.
Meine Interessenschwerpunkte sind u.a. Sucht, Rauschdrogen, Drogensubstitution, Notfallmedizin, Naturheilkunde und das gesamte Spektrum der Pharmakologie und der Selbstmedikation. Meine Seminare tragen den Stempel "Infotainment - Lernen muss Spaß machen"

My articles:

Watch Out, Smoothie-Interaction

A glass of grapefruit juice hasn't harmed anyone before? Incorrect. Under certain circumstances one should forego certain fruits, because the flavonoids contained can lead to interactions. Grapefruit may for instance enhance the effect of the psychopharmaceutical more...


Magnesium Oil: Transdermal Bull

Manufacturers have come up with the idea of offering "miraculous" magnesium preparations for application on the skin. But can magnesium ultimately enter the bloodstream through transdermal application? If one looks for evidence, one is quickly overcome by more...


Philematology: Kissing And Telling In The Lab

At Christmas and on New Year's Eve, the frequency of kissing is particularly high. Kissing not only activates our reward system, it also produces long-lasting changes in the bacterial flora of the partner. Caution: Health risks or even cases of death may lurk behind more...


Hair Analysis: Few Facts, A Great Number Of Rapunzel Myths

Hair analyses are increasingly playing a role in medicine. Drug analytics, evidence of alcohol use, the uncovering of mineral and vitamin deficits are just a few of the fields of use. Not so rarely however some findings turn out to be somewhat far-fetched. more...


Cannula and Co.: Friendly Bloodsuckers

Whether it be blood extraction or vaccination, a prick and a small amount of pain is part of the deal – or at least until now. But the anaesthetic patch, infrared technology and blood sample extraction performed without using a cannula are making routine procedure more...


Paleo Diet: One Portion Raw Dinosaur, Please

The Paleo diet is supposed to mimic the eating habits of Palaeolithic cave dwellers. Cereals and dairy products are taboo. In online forums euphoric reports turn up about "Stone Age disciples". What's the flesh and bones behind the motto "bison instead of bread and more...


Infertility: The worst is yet to come

Mobile phones cause it, as do bike saddles, saunas and especially alcohol - they all reduce sperm quality and thus fertility. Numerous studies show that male sperm also "knows" if their owner is packing a few pounds too many. more...


Paracetamol: an oldie repurposed

In recent years, there have been a lot of warnings against the use of paracetamol: the painkiller can cause all sorts of diseases. Recent studies no longer suggest using this old favourite for joint and back pain and instead have set their eye on new applications. more...


Munchausen: The Baron’s Stand-in

With Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome, healthy children are taken to the doctor at the request of their parents while carrying faked symptoms. What is it though that makes such parents, mothers mostly, keep reaching out to make use of some poison or a knife? more...


Bedsores: No Blow Drying Or Talc Powdering Please

Leg ulcers and pressure ulcers are among the most common chronic wounds in older patients, but new gained knowledge does not always manage to move from the textbook into practice. Powdering, smearing of lotions, blow drying still goes on. Time to dispel myths, rites more...


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